Facial reconstruction of a mucormycosis survivor by free rectus abdominis muscle flap, tissue expansion, and ocular prosthesis

Eldad Silberstein, Yuval Krieger, Nir Rosenberg, Alexander Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Yaron Shoham, Oshra Saphier, Vasileios A. Pagkalos, Ben Zion Joshua

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Abstract

Invasive sinonasal mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection that usually occurs in immunocompromised or diabetic patients, and it is often fatal. The authors present a case of a woman patient suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus and diabetes mellitus treated with prednisone, presenting with a rapidly progressive rhinoorbital-cerebral mucormycosis. She was successfully treated with combined intravenous antifungal therapy and radical debridement followed by complex defect reconstruction with a free vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap, tissue expander, and ophthalmic prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e131-e132
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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